My Approach

I have experience and enjoy working with clients of various cultures who are seeking help in working through life challenges around anxiety, depression, interpersonal relationship conflicts, past trauma, self esteem, grief, psychosis, and substance abuse. If you are currently struggling with any of these problems and are not sure how to address them, I can help.

 

Together we can work to explore the issues that are getting in the way of a more happy and productive lifestyle in an environment that is safe, comfortable, and conducive to achieving your goals for counseling.

My approach when working with each of my clients is to be open-minded, non-judgmental, and genuine. I welcome all people, genders, ethnicities, and beliefs. I believe very strongly that our level of success in helping you meet your goals for therapy lies in our ability to establish a comfortable and trusting relationship.

In my work, I draw from evidence based practices including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and generally take an approach that is client-centered.  I occasionally may take a more directive approach to treatment, especially when sharing ideas on skill building in areas such as mindfulness, emotion regulation, and interpersonal relations.  Overall, however, I come from a recovery based perspective that focuses on your strengths as the basis for change with the fundamental belief that we all have the ability to heal and recover.  

I look forward to working with you! Please feel free to email me with any questions.

Services

I provide individual and family therapy for ages 13-65 using appropriate treatment modalities around a variety of life concerns as listed below:

Adults

  • Anxiety

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Depression

  • Emotional Dysregulation

  • Grief

  • Parenting

  • Relationship Issues

  • Trauma/PTSD

  • Life Adjustment Issues

Youth

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Children of Divorce

  • Suicidal thoughts

  • Self Harm

  • Family Conflict

  • Grief

  • Relationship Issues

  • School Concerns

  • Life Transitions

            Specialties

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Mindfulness

  • DBT Skills

  • Co-occuring Disorders

  • Trauma

 

Bob Viola Therapy, PLLC 

Locations:

Mindful Therapy Group

320 NE 97th St., Suite A

Seattle, WA 98115

 

StudioWorks Ballard Building  

1417 NW 54th St.

Seattle, WA 98107

Created by Bob Viola, LMHC 2016